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  • Truck Driver

    Medic, I think the DF still does the initial medical, although, it is a while
    since I did my initial medical, too.

    Lost Watchdog, nowadays for Camp, you fill in Section A of a medical
    questionnaire, basically it asks:

    Were you in hospital since your last medical?
    Are you currently carrying any injuries?

    Obviously if you answer in the affirmative, then the DF medics will
    check further. If you lie, and aggravate an injury on annual training which you did not disclose, then it's tuvska shitski, you lied when asked...

    Section B is filled in at the end of camp, basically any injuries sustained.

    It acts as a disclaimer, basically...

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  • medic
    Guest replied

    For the regs, colour blindness, min height and hearing in the prelim stage. If you are acceptable at this stage you procede to a medical exam done by a M.O.
    Standard medical here. No physical deformities, debilitating illnesses ect.
    Correct me if I am wrong but I think the RDF arrange for a civilian doc to do the medicals now.

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  • Lost Watchdog
    Guest replied
    Things change

    Things must have changed since the old FCA camp stand down medicals. In Fermoy we were gather in a bunch (did n't even fall in properly) as the local Doc asked "is everybody all right?" We had previously been instructed to answer in the afirmative. In Lahich we were marched around a hut in single file past a guy sitting on a chair. We someone asked when we were doing the medicals, he was told "You've just done it". Them were the days.

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  • Bailer
    I was once told you needed to have 26 of your own Teeth aswell!!

    So No Slack Jawed Yokels allowed!!

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  • Bravo20
    I think drugs, eyesight (including colour blindness), hearing and inherent deformaties are the failure areas. Could be wrong though, any medics out there?

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  • DonnanfromPenn
    Guest started a topic "Stringent medical examination?"

    "Stringent medical examination?"

    From the site:

    An offer of appointment in the ARMY is conditional on the passing of a stringent medical examination and physical fitness test.
    What exactly is this medical exam? What are the disqualifications?

    (If it's as stringent as the physical fitness test is strenuous -- 20 pushups and situps and a mile and a half is a warmup for me -- I imagine as long as you're not missing any limbs you pass. :D )